Tiny converted lodge gets a grand design style makeover in Guiseley
Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 9:23 am
Having successfully renovated and self-built before, Stuart Marquis and his partner, Beverley Poole, couldn’t resist the opportunity to do it all again. So when a converted Victorian lodge next to their own home came up for auction, they began dreaming of how it could be transformed and decided to bid.
The hammer came down in their favour and the result is a remarkable “grand design” that retains the characterful old building while adding a 21st century touch. It is now for sale with a price tag of £525,000 with Hardisty and Co.
“The theme we wanted was ‘old and new’. The lodge was small and run down so we wanted to restore it and extend it but we didn’t want the extensions to be a pastiche. So instead of mock Victorian, we went for something very contemporary,” says Stuart.
He and Beverley hired architect David Long to do the design, which includes a steel-framed, zinc clad extension on one side. On the other, a previous extension was renovated and rendered. Stuart project managed the build and hired builder Paul Wood and joiner Tim Hendry while the zinc cladding was done by Bury-based Zinc and Copper Roofing.
“It was hard work and cost more than anticipated but we are really pleased with the result, so much so that we were tempted to move in ourselves,” says Stuart, who believes the lodge may once have been a railway office for trains that ran from an old quarry at Esholt.
Park Ghyll Lodge is in a semi-rural location on Old Hollings Hill between Guiseley and Baildon. On the ground floor, there is a large reception space, including an entrance hall with roof lantern, a living kitchen with sitting and dining areas, a separate sitting room with bi-fold doors on to the garden, two bedrooms and a house bathroom.
On the first floor is an impressive bedroom suite with dressing room and ensuite plus a balcony overlooking fields. There is also a barrel vaulted cellar providing storage space. Outside, is a garden, secure gated entry and parking.
Park Ghyll Lodge is close to Guiseley and Baildon close by. These increasingly popular locations offer a wide variety of amenities including shops, restaurants, bars and a host of recreational facilities. These include a golf course, along with rugby, football and cricket grounds and railway stations
Contact: Hardisty and Co., tel: 0113 239 0012, www.hardistyandco.com